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84 Lumber’s Maggie Hardy Magerko Honored as One of 25 Women of Distinction by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Hardy Magerko chosen as part of inaugural pool of honorees
EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (March 14, 2017) – 84 Lumber owner Maggie Hardy Magerko has long been recognized as a trailblazer in both in the building materials industry and in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Her leadership style and tough-as-nails attitude have already earned Hardy Margerko and 84 Lumber an array of awards. This year is no different. Hardy Magerko has been selected by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of 25 Women of Distinction, representing businesses across the country.
As part of WBENC’s 20th anniversary celebration, the organization is recognizing an exclusive group of WBENC-Certified women business owners. Honorees are selected based upon a deep commitment to the organization and to breaking down barriers for women-owned businesses in the corporate and government supply chains.
“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are so proud of the inaugural group of the Women of Distinction, including Maggie, for her leadership and commitment to our organization and the women’s business community,” said WBENC’s president and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason.
Building upon a tremendous year in 2016, during which 84 Lumber was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers” and “Largest Private Companies,” Hardy Magerko has been a driving force for the company’s success.
“Under Maggie’s leadership, this company has continued to experience tremendous success,” said Frank Cicero, 84 Lumber’s chief operating officer. “84 Lumber is positioned to lead the category and take on new challenges while still remaining focused on our top priority: our customers.”
In addition to being the driving force behind 84 Lumber, Hardy Margerko serves as the president and owner of a second successful business, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This 2,000-acre luxury playground in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is known for its commitment to guest service and has earned national recognition and industry honors for its hotel properties, spa, dining experiences, golf and 70 other on-site activities.
Hardy Magerko and her businesses will be honored during the 20th anniversary celebration at WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute event from March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. In addition to recognizing the Women of Distinction, WBENC will honor the 2016 America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, highlight past leaders, WBE Stars, and other influential contributors who have enabled two decades of success. To learn more about the event or the WBENC Women of Distinction, visit summit.wbenc.org.
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.
About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July 2017, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa collection and 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms. For more information, please visit www.nemacolin.com.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.